Interested in helping to make this year's Love & Records bigger and better than ever? It takes 100 volunteers and over 1,000 volunteer hours to make our free community music festival possible.
Volunteer recruitment for Love & Records 2016 has officially started! This years festival is shaping up to be one of the best yet, and in order to keep everything functional and to give it that good ol' CKXU charm we're calling on our amazing community to come out and volunteer!
There are quite a few open volunteers roles, including Team Leads for some of the sections. All available opportunities are as follows:
Current Volunteer Needs
The Greeters Lead will be responsible for all greeters throughout their designated shift time. This includes answering questions, directing and placing available greeters and answering any questions that the greeters are unable to answer from event goers. This person will also act as a liaison between the Greeters and the Volunteer Headquarters.
Volunteer Kitchen/BBQ Leads
The Kitchen Lead will be responsible for keeping the kitchen in clean working order as well as acting as a liaison between the Volunteer BBQ Kitchen and the Volunteer Headquarters. The Kitchen Lead will also assist the Head Chef. At the end of each Kitchen Lead shift, a walk-around of the kitchen must be done. This includes looking for any messes that need to be cleaned up, delegating the cleaning tasks to Kitchen Volunteers, looking for any possible hazards.
Greeters will be in charge of welcoming all festival-goers into the festival space. These people will need to have general working knowledge of Love & Records and CKXU. They will also be handing out fliers and answering questions from festival-goers. They will be directed by the Greeters Lead.
CKXU Store Volunteers will be in charge of managing the CKXU store booth throughout the duration of the festival including set-up and take-down. This involves selling CKXU swag and records, general promotion of the station, volunteer/DJ recruitment, and generating excitement about the event.
Volunteer BBQ Volunteers will be directed by the Head Chef and Kitchen Team Leads. They will be in charge of assisting the Head Chef where needed and keeping the kitchens in clean working order. It is their responsibility to keep everything clean and organized. The Team Lead will conduct a walk-around at the end of their shift to ensure that everything is tidy.
Beer Gardens Volunteers are responsible for the upkeep and serving of the beer gardens. All volunteers for this section are required to be over the age of 18 and must have their pro-serve.
Operations Volunteers will float around and help out where needed. This may involve general maintenance, running between departments, repairs, last minute setups, and maintaining the general functionality of the festival.
Comedy Tent Volunteers will be needed before and after our afternoon of comedy acts. They will be responsible for setting up and take-down of chairs and any other required items for the Comedy Tent.
Help load and unload sound and lighting equipment and setup/take-down the park on Friday evening and Sunday morning.
Follow Spot Operators
Two volunteers are needed to follow band leads around the stage with a spotlight in the evening of Love & Records. Volunteers in these positions will need to be comfortable with heights and have the ability to concentrate on the stage for long periods of time. They will report to the Front of House Sound Manager.
Hours of Volunteer Shifts
- 7:00am to 11:00am
- 11:00am to 3:00pm
- 3:00pm to 7:00pm
- 7:00pm to 11:00pm
- Awesome L&R T-shirt!
- Free food!
- Personal satisfaction of hosting one of Lethbridge's best free music festivals!
- Volunteer appreciation party!
Join our team!
- Apply now at: http://www.loveandrecords.ca/volunteer/
- If you have any questions about any of these volunteer roles or would like more information about them, don't hesitate to ask!
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